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Watauga County



Planners Make Storm Water Recommendation
The Boone Area Planning Commission recommended that the town’s current regulations for storm water detention be left untouched at its regular meeting Monday.

Traffic Committee Takes Another Look At Bear Trail
The signs say “Bear Trail One Way,” and signs are pointing that supporters of the cause may get their way.

Town Set To Discuss Downtown “Booting”
A string of complaints regarding vehicle immobilization, better known as booting, in private parking lots in downtown Boone has sparked discussion within the Boone Town Council.

Commissioners Address Tweetsie Concerns
Discuss Inducements To Keep Theme Park In Watauga

Blowing Rock Looks At Water Intake Options
Blowing Rock and Boone officials met in early 2004 to discuss a possible water connection between the two towns.

Ag Department Monitors Plant Disease
Lab Accepting Plant Samples From Residents For Testing

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System To Become Tobacco-Free in 2006
Watauga Medical Center and Cannon Memorial Hospital have made a historic resolution for 2006.

Commissioners Discuss Cable TV Programming Choices
The Watauga County commissioners are considering a resolution supporting more choice in cable television programming.

Commissioners Approve Ordinance Amendments
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the solid waste and abandoned and junked motor vehicle ordinances during Tuesday’s meeting.

Environmental Summit Scheduled For September
MountainKeepers and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up to bring an environmental summit back to Boone.

Choose And Cut Brochures Now Available
Participating Tree Farmers Listed In Colorful Guide

Farmers Hardware Becomes Shopping Emporium
Farmers Hardware and Supply Company was not just a hardware store — it was a Boone landmark.

Sign Ordinance Under Scrutiny
The town of Boone’s sign ordinance will be placed under scrutiny at Thursday’s regular meeting of the Boone Town Council.

County Pursues Proposed Park Project
The Watauga County commissioners received good news on a proposed park project in conjunction with the town of Boone.

Excessive Rain Slows Crop Growth
Farmers are hoping the rainy and overcast weather will clear up in time to produce successful crops.

Parker Named Director of Convocation Center

Boone Drugs, Inc. Completes Accreditation With ACHC



High Country Farm and Garden Tour This Weekend
Celebrate Sustainable Agriculture in Watauga County

Community Center Keeps Western Watauga Women Busy
Six women represented the Western Watauga Community Center at the recent music festival in Cove Creek.

OASIS Starts Permanent Housing Program
HUD Grant Helps Victims of Domestic Violence


Nature’s Treasure – A Way Of Life For Huffmans
Jean Love Huffman has made a living off the land, literally, gathering and selling roots and herbs through the years to help raise her family.


New Valle Crucis Principal Brings Enthusiasm To Position
Wayne Eberle II plans on being in Valle Crucis for a long time.


Talented Twosome Brings Show To United States, High Country
After performing together in Germany for several years Michael and Carla Nicholson hope to transport their success together across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.

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